It is National Care Leavers Week and we are using it as an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions made by care experienced young people.
All care leavers and looked after children have a right to have their voices heard so that we can improve the current care system, improve the quality of life of care leavers throughout their life and change for the better society’s perception of people who have been in care. To that end, TACT is publishing a series of blogs by our wonderful care leavers.
The TACT care leavers who decided to share their personal blogs come from different parts of the UK and their stories are very different. They became part of the care system for different reasons – neglect, loss of parents, fleeing their native country as an asylum seeker. These young people had to deal with various difficulties such as becoming a young mum, living with a disability, an eating disorder, and adapting to life in a new country.
However, what they all have in common, is that their lives were turned around thanks to loving foster carers who supported them during their journey to adulthood and beyond.